Full details about this family of utility vehicles will reportedly be available on March 1, but from the British automaker’s teaser, it is speculated to slot between the compact Evoque and the slightly larger Sport. Rumor has it that Velar is based off the sporty Jaguar F-Pace, which would make sense, considering its size.
According to Land Rover‘s spokespersons, the car changes everything, but more likely than not, it’s just a utility vehicle with a more coupe-like rear end, which is the current trend. They say this would put it in competition with smaller and sportier crossovers from the Porsche Macan to the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe.
The name Velar originates from Land Rover’s original Range Rover prototypes and is a derivative of the Latin word velaris, which means “to cover or veil”. For a prototype that is supposed to be under wraps, this makes a lot of sense, but it sounds mysterious for a production model.
It will be made clear soon if it will make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, which will take place from March 9 to 19th. Exciting!